Next month I shall be buying my final pair of headphones, which will be closed back. I've heard none above the £300 mark and would like a bit of help with a short-list.
My source is CD or digital media into an Arcam iRDAC and Yamaha AS500 amp; material varies from classical, fusion and hard rock, but on balance it's mainly prog rock I listen to. Sound balance should be what I describe as 'normal' but with the midrange toned down a bit, some may say bass heavy and treble high but to me it's the same thing.
I've got my eyes on the Audeze LCD-XC, but the latest EL-8 are pretty much half the price. I have already arranged to audition the Audeze but there must be a few others that qualify as 'must-listen-to' at this price point. The ones that crop up are Beyer, HiFiMan, AKG and Grado.
Any advice and recommendations gladly received, thanks.